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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jul 11, 2011 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead Quote Coltrane

UJ52,this one hit you like it does me,I find Keith's playing to be integral and just right in the pocket.It's funny you mentioned the wailing sound because the first time I listened I had to do a few playbacks to figure out who was doing what,and arrive at the conclusion that Phil is one hell of a feedback saxophonist.I was wondering if it was Ned Lagin or Keith on some odd keyboard,but I settled on Phil because I don't hear any "normal" bass while the wailing is going on,but it is just an educated guess.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 12, 2011 5:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead Quote Coltrane

Funny, I kind of settled on Phil too, especially as he enjoys taking a lead in making weird sounds, and there's no bass present. On the other hand, Weir can make weirdness his own too (usually on slide), just seems unlikely in this instance - it's too high up in the mix.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead Quote Coltrane

It seems to be Phil because at some point everyone else can be accounted for,you can hear Weir mirroring Jerry,Keith playing fills on the piano,but I don't hear Phil's bass anywhere,but I would not say with any certainty that it's Phil.

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 12, 2011 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead Quote Coltrane

I think throughout 73-74, when you hear something that sounds like a cross between trombone, bagpipes, and a flock of geese, it is almost always Phil. I'm not too much of a scholar of the band members' gear, but Phil clearly had an absolutely insane setup during that era that let him unleash truly sick sounds.